I worked this NYE until 6:30pm and I start work New Year's Day at 8:30am, so it is a quiet NYE for us, and I will well and truly be in bed at midnight.
But what if we wanted to go into to town to enjoy the festivities and 14 tonnes of fireworks? Well, it would be Shank's pony for us, in spite of having a tram normally go past our place every few minutes in the evening.
For some reason Yarra Trams is stopping trams at Domain Interchange this year. I don't know if it is its doing or the police and the state government on security grounds. If it is the doing of Yarra Trams, it is a disgrace. Thousands of people would normally use trams to get to the city. They now face a twenty minute brisk walk. It would be a twenty six minute walk for us. In spite of good advance publicity, still there will be heaps of old people and people with very young children expecting to at least travel by tram as far as the Arts Centre.
How can we get to town? Neither of us at the moment capable of such a walk, and then the return walk home. We can walk for about ten minutes to a tram stop in Toorak Road and catch the tram to South Yarra Station and then catch a train to the city.
For whatever reason, I am astonished that Yarra Trams cannot deliver us to at least the edge of the city on this New Year's Eve.
Finishing 2017 with a whinge, and I promise I won't whinge until at least the 2nd of January.